27 April 2009

Keep your job or surf on Facebook – what would you choose?

Facebook - Friend and foe!photo © 2008 Mark Jensen | more info (via: Wylio)

I agree, the topic of this posting may read a bit weird, but only unless you live and work in Switzerland. According to the Swiss 20 Minuten Online an insurance company based in Basel fired an employee after having registered her activity on Facebook.

Ok, that was just a part of the story, because the employee had purported to have migraine and was thus medically certified to be unfit for screen handling. Nevertheless she was observed being active on Facebook obviously using a computer screen…

My advice in this matter: (1) always be honest to your employer and (2) think before you link a contact to your social network profile!

Comments (2)

  1. 10 February 2010

    […] a click away. Equally important, however, social media has also proved problematic – think of people that got fired for being on Facebook while actually on sick leave or of recently reported recruiters’ […]

  2. 20 April 2011

    […] a click away. Equally important, however, social media has also proved problematic – think of people that got fired for being on Facebook while actually on sick leave or of recently reported recruiters’ […]

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